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Mike Huckabee Tweets Jokes As Sick Passenger Is Taken Off His Flight Out Of LAX

NASHVILLE (CBSLA) — Former presidential candidate and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee apparently found it funny that his flight out of Los Angeles was delayed for a medical emergency on board early Thursday.

A passenger reportedly got sick on American Airlines Flight 1289, so an ambulance was waiting to meet the plane when it landed about 5 a.m., according to NewsChannel 5.

A woman was seen being taken off the plane and appeared alert as she was put into an ambulance.

Huckabee tweeted he was on the flight, and joked on Twitter that the Russians must have delayed his flight.

He tweeted again later, with a dig at the growing number of bans on plastic straws in California.

Huckabee also tweeted praise for the American Airlines crew, and joked that medical personnel were making sure the sickened passenger wasn't "Gwyneth Paltrow from Contagion," then added he hoped the lady was OK.

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